FAQ: 03-09 4Runner
Q. Do I need the diff drop kit on my 2003-2009 4x4 4Runner?
Y/N? The diff drop kit does lessen the angles on the axles, not a bad addition.
Q. Can I Use your 3" lift front spacers with the 3" coil kit for 6" Total lift?
NO, you cannot. 3" is the maximum front lift on these vehicles without replacing, or lowering the entire front cross member. The control arms, ball joints and Cv axles will not allow more lift.
Q. Do I need longer shocks with your 3" kit?
The stock front shocks will work on the 4Runner. However a longer rear shocks will give additional flex, and performance off road. Kits with OME front coils will benefit from the use of OME front shocks, they are designed to match the front coils.
Q. What is the difference between the ToyTec rear coils and OME coils?
Our rear coils are 10% increase in spring rate and firmness. They give a softer ride than the OME rear coils The OME 895 or 896 coils are recommended if you will have a heavy load in the rear at all times.
Q. Will the kits you offer "level" my truck?
Yes, our 3" complete front and rear kits are designed to level your 4Runner, by lifting the front 3" and the rear 2".
Q. What size tires can I run on stock wheels with the 3" kit?
We have not tested every wheel/tire size on these trucks, but 265/70/17 tires will fit the 4Runner on stock wheels.
Q. What size tires can I run on a 17x8" wheel?
With 4" or 4.5" back spacing we have several trucks running 285/70/17 tires, but they may rub on the front depending on wheel width, and back spacing. We do not guarantee any tire/ wheel fitment and recommend you have your tire dealer install and "test fit" any wheel tire combination you are considering
Q. What is the difference between the coil kits, and the spacer lifts?
The kits with coils in the front can be a better option for some trucks especially if you have an aftermarket bumper as the heavier coil will handle weight better. Either will be slightly firmer than stock . The kits with OME front coils will give the best ride when used with the OME shocks too. There are different coils available for handling the weight of an aftermarket bumper and or winch, so if you have a bumper and or winch, or are planning on adding one the kits with coils would be the best option.
Q. Is there more stress on front end components (CV axles, joints, and ball joints) if I use your lift with spacers only and not coils?
No, this is a common misconception that is completely false, neither our spacers or kits with front coils cause more stress or wear on front end components than the other. There are however other manufacturers spacers we have seen that will cause problems if too much spacer is over the top plate of the shock.....
Q. Will I need an alignment after the lift?
Yes, you will need an alignment after the lift install. We recommend the Camber be set to zero and toe .04 degrees
Q. Will the installation of a lift Void my warranty?
The installation of a lift will not Void the warranty. Coverage on any part that is proven to be damaged as the result of a lift or any condition caused by the install of a lift can be denied for coverage though. There is more warranty information on our Warranty page.